Re: Music Choices for BIGV

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Posted by Til Eulenspiegel on August 25, 19100 at 05:16:35:

In Reply to: Re: Music Choices for BIGV posted by Anders Sandberg on June 09, 19100 at 13:50:29:

: : 1) Any suggestions for finding Vacuum CDs in USA?

: I think they might be possible to get on the net through some net-record stores.
: I know there are some Russian bootlegs out there (Vacuum is big in Russia).

No US net-record stores offered any help, but Amazon-UK did offer up Vacuum's _The Plutonium Cathedral._ I will try AltaVista's translation to check Italian and German record stores.

: : 2) Why Beethoven for the Mothers?

: The 3rd and 4th moment of Beethoven's fifth are grandiose, very powerful music
: (the 4th is apparently called the 'Emperor moment' after somebody claiming that
: it was a musical portrait of Napoleon; not to be confused with the Eroica). When
: I listened to it I saw the link to the extremely impressive (to humans) Mothers,
: with all their grandiose projects and long history. At the same time it is
: after all the fifth symphony, and there is a lot of conflicts and uncertainties
: in the music - the Mothers are not at all a perfect elder civilisation humans
: should try to emulate in all respects, but it is not obvious at first glance.

I will re-listen to Beethoven's works in light of these comments. Yet it seems to me the Mothers deserve something a good deal less familar. Beethoven's sounds don't provide this to my ears. To give the impression that humans might emulate (if unwisely) the Mothers, I would choose music with wordless vocals. Scriabin's _Preparation For The Final Mystery_ might well serve, as might Mahler's second symphony.

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